Some of the most famous actors, athletes, politicians, academics, journalists, and musicians are from Iranian decent. Some of these famous Persian-Americans immigrated to the US, while others are natural-born US citizens. A few of the names on this list have dual citizenship in both Iran and the United States. As of 2011, the US has the second-largest Iranian population outside of the nation of Iran, largely due to a sizable wave of immigration from Iran between the years 1980 and 1990 following the Iranian Revolution and the abolition of the Iranian monarchy.
Who are some of the most famous Iranian-Americans? Adrian Pasdar tops our list. He's best known for his role as Jim Profit on the hit Fox TV series, Profit. He also has a recurring role Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and has done a ton of voice-acting in some of Marvel's cartoon superhero stories.Check our our list of the most famous Iranian-Americans below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
Birthplace: Euless, Texas, United States of AmericaActress.
Birthplace: London, United KingdomActress.
Birthplace: Tehran, IranActress, comedian.
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, USATV/soap opera actress.
Birthplace: Tehran, IranTelevision and film actress.
Birthplace: Tehran, IranRetired professional wrestler, better known by his stage name of The Iron Sheik.
Birthplace: Tehran, IranAcademy Award-nominated film/television actress
Birthplace: England, LondonAnchor of ABC Sunday morning political affairs program, former CNN chief international correspondent.
Birthplace: Tehran, IranComedian.
Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States of AmericaActor.
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, USAComedian.
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of AmericaProfessional wrestler and manager, better known by his stage names of Sheik Abdul Bashir or simply Daivari.
Birthplace: Paris, FranceFounder of e-Bay.
Birthplace: Tehran, IranActress.
Birthplace: Mashhad, IranCofounder, Prodea systems, Inc.
Birthplace: Fresno, CaliforniaVoice of America employee, former Director of Public Relations for the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), former FOX news anchor, former CNN anchor.
Birthplace: Tehran, IranStanford University Professor.
Rosie Malek-YonanAge: 55
Birthplace: Tehran, IranAuthor of The Crimson Field; Actress, director, and documentary filmmaker.
- Stand-up comedian.
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran, Tehran Province, Eurasia, Greater TehranWriter.
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory PalestineFashion designer.
Birthplace: Tehran, IranChampion poker player.
Birthplace: Tehran, IranSoccer coach, former assistant coach of Korea Republic national football team, Los Angeles Galaxy and Iran national team.
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.Keyboard player of Vampire Weekend, music producer.
Birthplace: IranDirector of photography.